Michael McDowell and the No. 34 Pete Store Ford Mustang Team New Hampshire Motor Competition Notes


Michael McDowell and the No. 34 team head to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a 318-lap main event around the New England track.


The No. 34 team will sport a returning brand on their Ford Mustang. The Pete Store will make their 2023 season debut. A three-time Peterbilt North American Dealer of the Year (2004, 2016, and 2018), The Pete Store is a respected dealer in the transportation industry with locations spanning the eastern United States. The Pete Store offers sales, services, leasing, parts, and financing of Peterbilt trucks.


The weekend will kick-off with practice and qualifying on Saturday at 12:05 p.m. ET. Sunday’s 301- lap race is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET on the USA Network.



After finishing fourth at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, McDowell is now 16th in championship points standings and inside the playoff cut line.


McDowell has a career-best finish of 17th at the one-mile, flat oval.



“This is a tough track to compete at for sure, but I’m feeling positive about our short track program. We ran well at both Richmond and Phoenix this year so there is no reason we can’t perform the same at New Hampshire.”



“New Hampshire has been a struggle for us. If anything, it’s a bigger Martinsville. At Martinsville, we’ve had speed, but it hasn’t correlated to New Hampshire all the time. I will say this. Our short track program this year is a lot better than what it was last year. I feel at Richmond and Phoenix we closed the gap quite a bit. So, I’m optimistic about New Hampshire. I go there optimistic every year, but it’s no doubt that it’s been a struggle for us in years past. Hopefully, we hit it right this weekend.”